|Project 1: all paper and decorative stickers by Basic Grey; alphabet stickers by October Afternoon.|
The first project, however, was a May Day basket. Next up come four Mother's Day cards.
|Project 2: cardstock by Pulp; fussy cut papers by Basic Grey; newsprint by Bazzill; tape by Scotch/3M; stickers by Lily Bee; corner punch by Creative Memories.|
The first Mother's Day card is one I made for my mom.
|Project 3: cardstock by Pulp; fussy cut papers by Basic Grey; newsprint by Bazzill; tape by Scotch/3M; stickers by Lily Bee; corner punch by Creative Memories.|
Next, I made a similar card for my husband's mom.
|Project 4: cardstock by Pulp; all papers by Basic Grey; tape by Scotch/3M; orange stickers by Lily Bee; green stickers by October Afternoon; corner punch by Creative Memories.|
I varied the design and color slightly to make a card for my husband's step-mother.
|Project 5: cardstock by Pulp; all papers by Basic Grey; tape by Scotch/3M; black stickers by Lily Bee; other stickers by October Afternoon; corner punch by Creative Memories.|
And I varied the design and color again to create a card for my son's god mother.
|Project 6: cardstock by Pioneer; designer papers & kite sticker by Basic Grey; alphabet stickers by Doodlebug; faux brad by Candi; thread by DMC; beads from my stash; ink by Hero Arts; paint by Ranger.|
After making all those Mother's Day cards, I turned my attention to making end-of-the-school-year cards for my son's teachers.
|Project 7: patterned cardstock by Neenah Paper; ink by Ranger; all decorative stickers by Basic Grey; alphabet stickers by Lily Bee.|
It was fun to use the summery icon stickers from Basic Grey's old PB&J collection.
|Project 8: cardstock by Wausau Paper; patterned paper by Basic Grey; burlap by Canvas Corp.; tape by 3M/Scotch; stamps by My Mind's Eye; ink by Hero Arts; alphabet stickers by Lily Bee; thread by DMC; felt from my stash.|
By this time I was ready to create something totally different, for an occasion not spring- or summer-related. And different is definitely what I achieved with my neon-meets-grunge Christmas card! At first I didn't like it, but it grew on me, and now I love it. Sometimes, different is good. :)
|Project 9: previously blogged here.|
My final two projects are layouts, both of which turned out to be pet-related.
|Project 10: previously blogged here.|
I did a lot of fun experimentation with both the cat page and the iguana page, and I'm pleased with how they both turned out.
I'm also pleased with the number of cards I was able to create. Since starting this destashing project, I have made more cards than ever before. And yet, I don't seem to be able to lay in a supply of cards. As soon as I make a card, I send it out in the mail.
So, I'm going to end this post with a question for all you card-makers out there. Will I ever reach a point where I have extra cards made ahead of time, so that I'll just be able to grab one when I need one? Or will I always be making cards as I need them? I suspect that the latter scenario is my fate, but I want to hear what everyone has to say on this matter. Thanks in advance for your input and advice!